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I was never one to spend a lot of money on some store bought costumes for my kids. If there were clearance items or sales, I would occasionally purchase those, but usually we just tried to be creative with my fabric stash and by re-purposing past costumes. Every year we would pull out our Halloween box and think about what we could do with what we had and I would make a few new items to please the kids and their big ideas. We came up with some fun ones over the years, so today we are going to give you a few more costume ideas as we talk about past faves on our 38th Friday Faves!
What Was Your Favorite Halloween Costume?
If you look at the photo above, you are looking at my 3 youngest children. That is Maddy being a fairy, Little Jake in the pumpkin costume and 4th grader Alicia dressed as a gypsy! None of those costumes were picked as favorites, but Maddy said that she loved all of her costumes and could hardly choose. She did look pretty cute, didn't she?
Alicia says that her favorite costume was when I made her up to be Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. She was in the 2nd grade. I had sewn a bunch of little coin-like bangles on her skirt and she loved those jingly things. She said that there were a couple of other girls in Esmeralda Costumes, but they were purchased from the store and their coins were printed on. She liked her's better.
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One year, when Lindsey was very small, I made here a Tinkerbell costume! She looked adorable in it and I think she wore it 2 years in a row, she loved it that much.
The fun thing is that now my granddaughter just told me that she loves Amelia Bedelia books, so I will have to show her this picture of me acting the part.
Here are a few other costumes our family has done:
You will see a lot of posts about last minute costume ideas. I feel like ours were always last minute, but they were pretty fun! What do you remember about costumes you loved? Share them with us in the comments!
Have a Happy Halloween!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!